Croque Monsieur

Updated February 23, 2016

In France, these toasted cheese and ham sandwiches are very popular. Good with a green salad and French fries or potato chips.

Prepare ahead: Steps 1 and 2 can be completed 2 hours ahead.

Preparation Time15 min

Preparation Time - Text15 mins

Cooking Time10 min

Cooking Time - Text10

Cooking Methodbroiling



Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

Recipe Coursemain course

Five Ingredients or LessYes


Taste and Texturecheesy, savory

Type of Dishsandwich


  • 14 oz (400g) Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 4 tbsp butter, plus softened butter for spreading
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices white sandwich bread
  • 8 thin slices of ham


Cut 4oz (115g) of the cheese into thin slices and shred the rest.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the flour and let bubble without browning for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk. Simmer, whisking often, until smooth and thick. Add the shredded cheese and mustard and stir until the cheese is melted.

Position a broiler rack 6in (15cm) from the heat and preheat the broiler. Toast the bread slices on 1 side only. Spread the untoasted sides lightly with butter, then top 4 slices with the ham and sliced cheese. Press the remaining 4 bread slices on top, toasted sides up, and spread with the cheese mixture.

Broil about 2 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and golden brown. Serve at once.


Croque Madame: To make Croque Madames, top each serving with a fried or poached egg.



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@Lollietook It says it is four servings.

Is a serving ONE sandwich? cos the nutritional value is uh, off the hook... over 700 kcal for one sandwich is A LOT. Even for 2 sandwiches that would be a lot.


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